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AnticAntic An"tic, a. [The same word as antique; cf. It. antico
ancient. See Antique.]
1. Old; antique. (Zo["o]l.) ``Lords of antic fame.' --Phaer.
2. Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous.
The antic postures of a merry-andrew. --Addison.
The Saxons . . . worshiped many idols, barbarous in
name, some monstrous, all antic for shape. --Fuller.
Antic An"tic, n.
1. A buffoon or merry-andrew; one that practices odd
gesticulations; the Fool of the old play.
2. An odd imagery, device, or tracery; a fantastic figure.
Woven with antics and wild imagery. --Spenser.
3. A grotesque trick; a piece of buffoonery; a caper.
And fraught with antics as the Indian bird That
writhes and chatters in her wiry cage. --Wordsworth.
4. (Arch.) A grotesque representation. [Obs.]
5. An antimask. [Obs. or R.]
Performed by knights and ladies of his court In
nature of an antic. --Ford.
AnticAntic An"tic, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Anticked, Antickt.]
To make appear like a buffoon. [Obs.] --Shak.
Antic An"tic, v. i.
To perform antics.
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